We’re truly thrilled to be able to share with you our latest Featured Client, Hy-Vee.
Since their inception in 1930 in Beaconsfield, Iowa, Hy-Vee has been celebrated for its commitment to exceptional customer service. After all, their tag line, “Where there’s a helpful smile in every aisle” stuck for a reason!
Hy-Vee is also an employee-owned grocery store. This means that each of its more than 84,000 employees is a valued member of the Hy-Vee family, and that every move the company makes has their input and benefits in mind.
Now, Hy-Vee has over 240 stores in 8 different states. They’re especially beloved for the creation of their HealthMarket departments, which focus on bringing healthy, organic produce and other foods to shoppers. They even have in-store chefs and dietitians so that customers can learn how to make better and smarter choices about the foods they choose to eat.
Statistically speaking, nearly ¾ of all Americans head to the beach at some point during the summer. You’d think with this large percentage of the population all getting ready to do the same thing around the same time each year, stores would make it a little easier…but somehow, every year, shopping for weekend summer getaways and Sunday Funday excursions seems to include frustrating trips to multiple stores, where shoppers have to make several laps around each store to find all the items they need.
This year, why not make it easy on shoppers? Creating seasonal floor displays that combine popular summer needs all in a single place makes shopping convenient for your customers. And that means happy customers…and that means happy-to-spend customers.
Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect gift, looking for the right blend to pair with a special dish, or if you just need something to make your day a bit brighter, let’s face it: wine is always a good idea.
That’s why we’re so thrilled to highlight Prestige Wine Imports as our Client of the Month – and we’re looking forward to telling you even more about Mezzacorona, their parent company.
Mezzacorona’s vineyards have been thriving since 1904, and they help to bring the best in Italian wines, especially those from the Italian Dolomites, to the United States (it’s safe to say we’re all very appreciative of what they do!)
The Mezzacorona Difference It’s not just the fabulous libations that matter to them: Mezzacorona is highly dedicated to celebrating the culture of wine in its entirety. Prestige Wine Imports and Mezzacorona both value the traditional methods of Italian winemaking, and see their work as a way to both honor and preserve the authenticity and charm of the culture itself (plus, trust us when we tell you: you can certainly taste the difference). Their hard work has clearly paid off, as Prestige Wine Imports was nominated for the “Importer of the Year” in 2017’s Wine Enthusiast Wine Star.
Have you ever had high tea at a nice hotel, where you are served macaroons, tea sandwiches, and petit fours on a towering, 3-tiered plate? If you have (and even if you haven’t) you’re probably aware of just how much can fit on these types of stands. So, how can you make the transition from tabletop to storefront? Funny you should ask…we’ve taken the liberty of outlining the many ways you can use a 3 tier display stand in your retail store layout.
Uses of a 3-Tiered Display Stand
Before we get to the how of a tiered display, let’s talk about the why.
No matter what time of the year or what the occasion, due to the competitive nature of the liquor industry, you need to do whatever it takes to stand out. Plus, with the holidays around the corner, the competition between brands will only get more intense. So, what can you do to make sure your product shines the brightest? Here, we’ve gathered 3 of our favorite liquor display ideas and tips to make sure you end up on top.
#1 – Use Your Space
A great liquor display isn’t intimidated by space constraints. To maximize displays in small retail spaces, sometimes you have to reach for the stars – literally! Check out one of our favorite examples of liquor displays: this Jack Daniels Christmas tree. It’s a success on so many different levels.
First of all, it incorporates an upcoming holiday, making it appear festive and, of course, eye-catching.
Secondly, it’s clearly branded, from the bottle branches to the Jack Daniels star at the top of the tree.
Finally, notice how it’s towering over the shelves in the store. This way, more of the product can be displayed and the inventory can be depleted faster. We also love how easily the display can be refilled when a customer snags an “ornament” from the wire baskets supporting the bottles. This display is an across-the-board success, and its creativity means it will be noticed before anything else in the store.
#2 – Encourage Last-Minute Purchases
Never underestimate the power of point of purchase displays. These are the countertop or checkout line displays that house smaller, affordable items that customers “decide” (they don’t need to know our marketing secrets) to toss into their shopping carts on their way out. Mini bottles are ideal for POP displays, as there are so many different designs you can make out of them. You can individually wrap them in a clear bag with a festive bow, make a mini-bottle bouquet that will be snatched up by the bachelor/bachelorette party crowd, or simply create a brightly-colored and branded cardboard POP display that sits neatly atop any counter. After all, everyone knows that good things come in small packages!
#3 – Let Customers Try It Out
One of the best ways to get your product attention in a liquor store? Unquestionably, it’s by allowing customers to sample your products! We love this display because it’s both creative and functional. The “grill,” alone with the football sign, suggests that this specific type of wine is perfect for relaxing on game day, and that it pairs well with meats. The grill top is perfect for storing a couple of sample bottles of wine, along with glasses or disposable cups. Since it’s a smaller display, a sales rep can easily move around it from all angles. Plus, check out how the display has maximized its storage space by fitting rows of bottles underneath the grill top. Not only does it look sleek, it also means that customers won’t be missed when a representative is going to the back to refill their stock. Now that’s a smart play.
We hope you’ve learned something from this list of 3 of our all-time favorite liquor displays. Plan to use some of the ideas you’ve seen here? We always love seeing what our readers have been up to, so feel free to send us some photos of your liquor store display in action!
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